Bet On The 2024 Kentucky Derby – Odds and Picks

The biggest race in the USA is only a few days away and I can feel the hype starting to build up for the horse racing season.  The Kentucky Derby is the second most bet on sporting event in North America, second to only the Super Bowl.

This years Derby will take place this Saturday, May 4th at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.

A field of 20 horses is expected to run on Saturday, and with most of the these horses having only competed a few times, it will take some insightful handicapping to pick a winner.

In this article I’ll look at the morning line odds for all of the horses in this years Kentucky Derby and also provide a step by step guide to placing a bet on the Kentucky Derby this year.

2024 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

Here are the morning line odds for the race.  These odds were set by Mike Battaglia for the 50th straight year, and they are considered a prediction of what the odds will be on race day. The odds will change depending on the amount of money bet on each horse leading up to the race.

  1. Dornoch 20-1
  2. Sierra Leone 3-1
  3. Mystik Dan 20-1
  4. Catching Freedom 8-1
  5. Catalytic 30-1
  6. Just Steel 20-1
  7. Honor Marie 20-1
  8. Just a Touch 10-1
  9. Encino 20-1
  10. T O Password 30-1
  11. Forever Young 10-1
  12. Track Phantom 20-1
  13. West Saratoga 50-1
  14. Endlessly 30-1
  15. Domestic Product 30-1
  16. Grand Mo the First 50-1
  17. Fierceness 5-2
  18. Stronghold 20-1
  19. Resilience 20-1
  20. Society Man 50-1

The horses are listed in order of their post position.

My Pick

I’m on Fierceness to win this race. I think he’s the fastest horse in the field and if he has a good race he should finish first.

Fierceness is coming off a very impressive performance at the Florida Derby where he ran away from the field to win going away. He also won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November, so he’s no stranger to winning big races. He did have a poor showing in February, but when betting on the winner of the Derby, I’m looking for the horse that is the fastest on their best day, and I believe that’s Fierceness this year.

Play: Fierceness 5-2

At the time of this article you can bet on Fierceness in the sportsbook at odds of +300.

How To Bet On 2024 Kentucky Derby in the USA

Here’s a quick 3 step guide to betting on the Kentucky Derby if you live in the USA.

Step 1. Open a Account

First you’ll need to open an account at  They are a popular and trusted sportsbook that accepts American residents and also one of our top rated bookies for US players.  BetOnline caters their sportsbook toward the American public, which means easy deposits and withdrawals, and a betting site that is customized for the needs of Americans.

BetOnline is currently offering a sign up bonus of $1000. They also offer a risk free $25 bet for horse racing that can be used on the Kentucky Derby.

Step 2. Make Your Deposit

You’ll need to make a deposit in order to have funds to bet on the race.  BetOnline accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, other cryptocurrencies, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and various other methods depending on your location.

Step 3. Place Your Kentucky Derby Bets

You should now be ready to bet on the Kentucky Derby.  Click on ‘Racebook’ and then select ‘Churchill Downs’ and race #12 on May 4th to find the parimutuel odds for the Kentucky Derby on race day.

If you’re placing your wagers before race day, you can select ‘Horses Racing’ -> ‘Horses Daily’ -> ‘Churchill Downs’ in the ‘Sports’ section of the website. Here is a screenshot of the odds in the sportsbook (taken on May 1st):

I think that’s it guys.  Ready to bet?  Click here to visit

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